This week a giant floating device aiming to catch plastic waste was deployed again in a second attempt to clean up a huge garbage island swirling in the Pacific Ocean.
Well-known fact that three quarters of the world’s population live in the coastal zone, but not everyone has a notion how deep the oceans suffer from the effects of human activity and large-scale pollution. The tide zone disappears due to the factories construction, port facilities, tourist complexes. The water area is constantly polluted by household and industrial wastewater, pesticides, hydrocarbons. Heavy metals are found in the body of deep-sea (3 km) fish and arctic penguins. Every year about 10 billion tons of waste are brought into the ocean by rivers, sources are silted, the seas dry up, the oceans are blooming. These every environmental problem requires a solution.
Number of green turtles is increasing in Pacific coral reefs, due to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the Pacific. Sarah Becker of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and colleagues publishes the study on April 24 .
A factory that turns waste plastic into material for laying and resurfacing roads is officially opening a factory in southern Scotland, in Lockerbie.
Scientists find out bacteria glues plastic together what causes more threat to sea life than imagined
Sea animals could take bigger clusters for food or it can lead to deep-sea fish starving.